11 Apr

The price of Cardano's native token, $ADA, has experienced a decline of 19.2% over the past month amid a broader downturn in the cryptocurrency market. Despite this, analysts suggest that its current value positions it favorably for a potential upswing.

Renowned cryptocurrency analyst Ali Martinez recently compared Cardano's price movement to patterns observed between 2018 and 2021, indicating a consolidation phase between $0.55 and $0.80. Currently trading at $0.58, Martinez anticipates this consolidation to continue for several weeks before a surge towards $1.7. 

Subsequently, another consolidation phase is expected, setting the stage for a breakout towards $5.

Martinez's recent update affirms that Cardano remains on track, consolidating as expected before potentially reaching the $1.7 target.

Cardano has witnessed a substantial surge in smart contract development, with Plutus scripts experiencing an impressive growth of over 170% since the start of the year, according to data from Cardano Blockchain Insights.

Plutus, the network's language for constructing smart contracts, prioritizes security and reliability, drawing from principles of functional programming. The latest version, Plutus V2, offers enhanced features and advantages for developers, including reduced transaction sizes and costs, as well as a more adaptable and scalable framework for application development.

Beyond smart contracts, Cardano's expansion encompasses increased user activity, evident in the network's active wallet addresses reaching a one-year peak of over 600,000 in the past 30 days, marking a nearly 40% surge over that timeframe.

April 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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